Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Howard first Rams departure

Howard first Rams departure


Howard first Rams departure

Steve Howard
has become the first Rams departure in the January transfer window, with the big striker surprisingly signing for Championship side Leicester City.

The 31-year-old striker has signed a three-and-half year contract at the Walkers Stadium and could be in line to make his debut at Loftus Road against QPR today, but a transfer fee hasn`t been given.

Rams boss Paul Jewell has paid tribute to Howard and he told the clubs official web site: "I've only been here a month but Steve is one of the players who has really impressed me with his attitude and ability. He is a first class pro and has been a pleasure to work with.

'However, I believe this deal is in the best interest of both the player and Derby County and he leaves with our best wishes for the future.'

Howard was the Rams Player of the Year in the 2006/07 promotion season scoring 19 times to help the Rams back to the Premiership thanked the Rams supporters and also told the Rams official web site: "Please thank the fans for their incredible support - and the memories. It's been a brilliant journey for me."

All the talk in the press has been who is coming into Pride Park and Jewell is expecting action in the January transfer window.

He said: 'I can assure supporters the search for new players is going very well and we have made positive steps on a number of our targets. I don't want to add any more on that for the time being, except to say I'm confident we will be seeing some action in the transfer market in the near future.

'At the moment my focus is on preparing the team for the Premier League fixture away to Bolton.'

Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Tuesday January 1 2008
Time: 2:50AM

Comments

0
Was never going to make it in the premiership, but is a good signing Leicester.
will it ever happen
03/01/2008 18:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Derby County Articles

Rams Bid For Hanley?

Derby County are being linked with Newcastle United defender Grant Hanley with the national press reporting they have put a bid for the defender.

Young Duo Link Up With England

Two of Derby County's young stars are part of the initial England Under-21 squad ahead of thee European Championships in Poland this summer.

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Nugent Enjoying Life Under Rowett

David Nugent has praised the impact Gary Rowett has made at Derby County following his upturn in form at the end of last season.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Rotherham United
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson0%
Baird20%
Keogh0%
Pearce0%
Olsson0%
Johnson0%
Butterfield0%
Bryson0%
Ince60%
Nugent0%
Russell0%
Hughes0%
Bent0%
Blackman20%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diddyram1
Vital Football Comment